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Poster: utopian Date: May 27, 2011 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mystery Vocalist. 1986

There are some pretty good moments in 86; a bit of a cleaned up sound than the early 80s mind melt. Jerry was wearing the red t shirts, which in interviews, he said he was really on a bender.

The december shows illustrate how much the haggen daz hiatus had evolved them yet again and how much inspiration was still moving them brightly. Clean jerry was awesome, The whole new years series was well played. 12-30-86 is stellar, which moved them into on of the better spring tours in their history, yes spring 87 is bad ass good ole gd. And even spring had its moments. listen to the jack straw from 2-8-86.

*(correction jack straw 2-9-86)*
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1986-02-09.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.106119.flac16

3-21-86 nice setlist, little too much bobby guitar in supplication,
ujb and playin are well........ Just listen ...very nice
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1986-03-21.nak300.damico.87638.flac

5-3-86 nice sbd, Jerrys voice is strong, better than it had been recently
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1986-05-03.sbd.miller.81516.flac16

5-10-86 sugaree, is rather atrocious
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1986-05-10.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.81625.flac16







It is one of the mist unlistened to years in general but As a whole I think 86 was better than 92-95 combined.

This post was modified by utopian on 2011-05-27 19:23:43

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Poster: bkidwell Date: May 27, 2011 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mystery Vocalist. 1986

I agree that post-coma 1986 is a whole different story, and I like a lot of the music in December of that year. Mentally, I think of post-coma 86 as part of 87, a fine year, thats why I started out referring specifically to the first half of 86. I like a lot of 93 quite a bit, and 94 is kind of fascinating just because it has such a distinctive sound and some really powerful Jerry ballads, so I wouldn't agree that 86 is ahead of everything from the Vince-only years - although I'm sure there are some good moments from 86 I don't know about because I don't listen to much other than the December shows from that year, unless someone links it specifically.

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Poster: utopian Date: May 27, 2011 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mystery Vocalist. 1986 deathbed Jerry

Agreed

Death bed Jerry - these were, in fact, the ballads of a dying man in Spring/summer 86. He was tired, and close to the edge. There were some truly abysmal musical moments right before his diabetic coma.

The lyrics of loser come into play for me here.

"come to daddy on an inside strait
I got no chance of losing this time"

Jerry who was drudging up the effort to give it one more show.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 27, 2011 1:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mystery Vocalist. 1986 deathbed Jerry

that candyman on the first night back still gives chills....

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Poster: vapors Date: May 27, 2011 3:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mystery Vocalist. 1986 deathbed Jerry

yep

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 27, 2011 10:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mystery Vocalist. 1986

> The december shows illustrate how much the haggen daz hiatus had evolved them yet again

Great line!

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